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Somerset Phoenix Project

Working alongside professionals and supporting children, young people and families affected by sexual abuse.

A specialist service supporting the development of professionals in Somerset. We are here to reduce the negative impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on the lives of children and families living in Somerset

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Somerset Phoenix is a small service provided by Barnardo's and Somerset & Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS). Providing support, training, consultation, and signposting to professionals supporting children, young people and families affected by child sexual abuse (CSA). We are a small team covering the whole of Somerset. We are not a referral service or a crisis service. If you need crisis intervention, refer to the useful links page.

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For professionals

Information on training courses, professional consultation and guides for supporting children affected by sexual abuse

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For parents & carers

Support for safe carers; peer support groups, information guids, tips for managing behaviour associated with the abuse

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For children & young people

Support and information centered on you, what you need now and in the future

Latest News

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29 Mar 2022

Supporting Practice Film Series

The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse has released 12 short videos for professionals supporting practice in tackling child sexual abuse. ...

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11 Mar 2022

Communicating with Children

The Centre of Epertise on child sexual abuse has released a guide on their website for those working with children who have or may have...

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12 Jan 2022

Signs & Indicators Template

Research shows that the majority of children and young people will not tell anyone at the time of their abuse, and if they do, they are much more...

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